Wilderness Survival Institute


8415 Coyote RunLovelandColorado80537United States View Map


$2 Million




(970) 669-9016


Founded in 1970 by outdoor educator Papa Bear Whitmore, WSI is an educational and consulting service that teaches "modern-methods" of survival techniques for anyone venturing into the wilderness. Our focus is wilderness and cold-weather survival, stressing backcountry medical condition recognition and prevention; the importance of attitude to, and the psychological aspects of survival. There are three main schools of thought on survival: Military-type of survival - the type taught to pilots and combat soldiers. This does not have much of a place in the hikers, campers or hunters world in the US. Stop and think how many people know when a military aircraft goes down, and the military Search and Rescue apparatus that is in place and functioning almost immediately. Primitive Survival - The primitive-style is a LIFESTYLE...living off of the land, being able to identify, on-sight, hundreds of plants and knowing their nutritional and medicinal abilities; acquiring meat without the use of firearms or even a bow & arrow; fire building without matches or modern appliances. Sound difficult to learn?

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